All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are popular with residents in and around St. Louis. When used correctly, these vehicles have used for both professional and recreational purposes. However, there are times when the careless and negligent actions of other people can cause serious ATV accident injuries. If you or somebody you know has been harmed and needs help from a ATV accident attorney, the team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. is ready to help investigate your case and secure the compensation you need.
There are various reasons that people are harmed in ATV accidents. Whether a person is riding a privately-owned ATV or one owned by a company, most accidents are preventable. It is up to ATV owners who allow others to ride to keep the vehicle properly maintained. Inexperienced riders should never be allowed to operate an ATV. All trails for commercial ATV use should be regularly inspected and maintained in order to prevent accidents.
According to the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), the latest reporting year in the US saw a total of 93,800 ATV injuries treated in hospitals or ERs. There are an estimated 500 to 600 deaths each year in this country due to ATV accidents.
Over the last few decades, federal regulators say that more than 15,000 people have died due to ATV accidents and that hundreds of thousands have been injured. From 1982 to 2013 in the state of Missouri, there were nearly 400 total fatalities as a result of ATV crashes.
ATV riders have very little protection in the event they get into a crash. It is not uncommon for the St. Louis ATV accident attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a crash:
Victims of ATV crashes may be able to secure compensation against the owner of the vehicle. If the crash was the result of a defective ATV or ATV part, victims may be able to secure compensation through a product liability lawsuit against a company or manufacturer.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an ATV accident that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, contact an attorney today. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we will look into every aspect of the incident and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to. This can include:
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